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University High student arrested for allegedly threatening to shoot up school

UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 8, 2017, 9:35 p.m.

A University High School student was arrested Wednesday for allegedly threatening to “shoot up the school,” according to the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office.

The student said that he made the threat in the heat of an argument and wasn’t planning to hurt anyone, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

The student was charged with felony harassment and threat to harm.

“This incident was handled immediately and highlights the partnership between the Spokane Valley Police, University High School Staff, Central Valley School District and the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office,” the Sheriff’s Office said in a news release. “The safety of students, staff, and our Community is our highest priority.”

On Monday, the Central Valley School District went into modified lockdown mode after receiving reports of an unconfirmed threat. It was not immediately clear Wednesday night if that threat was related to Wednesday’s arrest.